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Posted on: April 9, 2020

Town of Banff implements COVID info checkstops for Easter long weekend

April 3 Downtown

For the long weekend, the Town of Banff Emergency Coordination Centre will be implementing educational public health checkstops at the Town’s entrances in an effort to keep people safe and help stop the spread of COVID-19.

With increased health p...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Mayor of Banff and Director of Emergency Management provide video updates on COVID-19

Mayor Sorensen ECC

The Town of Banff and the Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) has added another channel to provide critical information to the community.

“During this uncertain time, there is ever-changing information bombarding us about COVID-19 – and...

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Posted on: April 8, 2020

Special Meeting of Council, April 14

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A special meeting of council has been scheduled for Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 2 p.m.

On the agenda:

  • 2020-2022 Operating Budget and 2020-2029 Capital Budget Adjustments
  • COVID-19 Updates
  • Confidential Council Conduct Process Update

Please note: due to the extrao...

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Posted on: April 6, 2020

Activities and Recreation Videos

Recreation Programs

Enjoy these free programs at home while you practice physical distancing.

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Banff Emergency Coordination Centre calls for supplies to back up essential services

Hand Saniziter and Mask

The Town of Banff’s Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) continues to redistribute critical equipment contributed from local businesses to essential services, such as the Mineral Springs Hospital, RCMP and several critical organizations. The ECC ...

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Posted on: April 3, 2020

Banff steps up COVID enforcement and security patrols

Municipal Enforcement

Banff RCMP and Community Peace Officers are increasing monitoring and enforcement to maintain safety in the community and security of property.Last week, local law enforcement agencies were provided full authority to enforce public health orders and issue...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Banff off-leash dog park closed

Dog Park Closure

Banff’s Emergency Coordination Centre has closed the town’s off-leash dog park to help comply with physical distancing requirements in place to stop the spread of COVID-19.

The closure is necessary as it is not feasible to maintain prop...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Grocery stores in Banff elevate health protocols to ‘stop the spread’

Grocery Store

Grocery stores are an essential service that provide safe and reliable access to food and supplies. However, Banff’s grocery stores (IGA and Nester’s Food Market) are also among the highest risk locations for the spread of the coronavi...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Alberta Health identifies positive COVID-19 case in Banff

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On Friday, March 27, Alberta Health Services identified at least one positive case of COVID-19 is confirmed in Banff, which is part of the Calgary Health Zone. 

As with other areas, Alberta Health Services has isolated the case and is contacting a...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

‘Flushable wipes’ aren’t flushable

Wipes Block Pipes

Banffites are warned not to flush wipes marketed as ‘flushable’ down toilets as they clog sewer lines and can cause messy backups.

So-called flushable wipes do not break down in the sewer system like toilet paper does. They remain there...

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Posted on: March 24, 2020

Playgrounds closed in the Town of Banff

Playground Closure

All playgrounds in the Town of Banff have been closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Please visit Banff.ca/COVID for regular updates

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Support Services for Residents

Covid-19

This page has emergency social service resources that are available to Banff residents, including Permanent Residents, Temporary Foreign Workers and Refugees during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Banff sets up support service for residents

Service Review

The Town of Banff has set up an email service for residents seeking information about assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Email help@banff.ca for information and resources.

The email service is staffed by 15 members of the Town of Banff Community Servi...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Banff readies support system for residents

Downtown Banff in Winter

The Town of Banff Emergency Coordination Centre (ECC) is preparing a support system to help residents who have been laid off due to business closures throughout the resort town.

The national and provincial measures to stop the spread of the global COVID-19...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Town of Banff declares Local State of Emergency to limit spread of COVID-19

Town Hall Summer

The Town of Banff has declared a State of Local Emergency to support the Province of Alberta’s efforts to combat the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This gives the Town the authority to impose restrictions on businesses and organizations within ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Banff activates Municipal Emergency Plan in response to COVID-19

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Cases of COVID-19 – the diseases caused by the new coronavirus – have been identified in Alberta and the Calgary Zone.

In response to elevated steps by Alberta Health to control the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Banff has moved to the...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Banff cancels Town events and encourages organizations to limit gatherings

Kids art project

The Town of Banff has cancelled all Town-organized programs, courses, and events that gather members of the public, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measure is part of the Town’s focus on maintaining essential services and to...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Roam Public Transit Service Changes

Roam Bus

In response to COVID-19 developments Roam Public Transit will be implementing the following service changes effective Tuesday March 17:

Roam Office in Banff 

–    Service hours have been adjusted, we will be open from 12...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Banff closes Fenlands Recreation Centre and 101 Bear Street facility

Fenlands Ice

In order to help control the spread of COVID-19, the Town of Banff has closed the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre and the facility at 101 Bear Street, until further notice.

“These closures are significant measures that will help stop the spread ...

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Posted on: March 16, 2020

Register for Emergency Alerts

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Get a text or email in the event the Town of Banff issues an emergency alert.

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Posted on: March 11, 2020

FireSmart Tree Replacement Incentive

Pine Tree

A new incentive program is available for residential property owners to reduce wildfire hazards by removing conifer trees and replacing them with deciduous trees. Remove a conifer tree on your property and get a free deciduous tree from the Town of Banff....

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Posted on: February 25, 2020

Urban Crampon Rebate Program

Urban crampons

A new rebate program is available for the purchase of urban crampons – known by the brand name Yaktrax.

The rebate is for $20 for residents who buy the traction devices. Rebates will come from Banff’s Environmental Reserve, which is fun...

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Posted on: February 19, 2020

Get a Rebate on Studded Bike Tires

Studded Tire Rebate

Apply for a rebate on the purchase of studded bike tires.  $60 per tire for Banff Access Program members and $40 per tire for non-members. 

Visit Residential Environmental Rebates for an application form and details.

Rebate offer ends Apri...

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Posted on: October 1, 2019

Johnson Lake Closure

Johnson Lake Closure

The following information is from Parks Canada:

What’s happening: 

Parks Canada will remove all fish from Johnson Lake in an attempt to eradicate whirling disease. This requires the lake to be partially drained and the fish to be removed ...

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